How to grow Eranthemum pulchellum

Eranthemum pulchellum growing shrub of the genus Eranthemum also known as Eranthemum nervosum or Blue sage, Eranthemum pulchellum perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, hedge plant, attract pollinators, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean, desert, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial or 5-10a as annual.

Leaves color green in lance shape and hairy.

Eranthemum pulchellum flower

Flower color blue or purple in saucer shape, sometimes create ball shape.

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How to grow Eranthemum pulchellum growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, moist soil, rich soil, organic matter and better to add humus

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction – cutting – possible to put in water and care to switch the water everyday another propagation is cutting and put the stem in the soil just put in the spring in moist soil in 30% of sun or shade, do not let the soil dry.

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really easy to start from cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring as annual hardiness zone 5-10a, as perennial spring to summer hardiness zone 10b-11a, hardiness zone 11b spring to summer and hardiness zone 12+ all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Winter, possible all year

How to prune:
Dead part and for design, dead flowers important to cut because it’s make the plant looks not good

Size of the plant:
50-200cm, 20-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, need light in order to bloom, when grow indoor might not bloom so expose it for little sun before blooming season and it will bloom

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, pot that will be bigger 20-30% than the root ball, also possible to keep it small and to prune the plant and the roots, than will grow well and won’t atrophy.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Saucer shape flower in blue or purple and sometimes create ball shape.

Scientific name:

Eranthemum pulchellum

Alternative names: Blue eranthemum, Eranthemum nervosum, Blue sage

How to grow Eranthemum pulchellum

Eranthemum pulchellum


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9